How to study for an open book law exam

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Open book : succeeding on exams from the first day of law school by Barry Friedman

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Study Tips - Getting organised for open book exams

Many of you may have open book exams coming up. These exams may allow you to bring in your outline, a codebook, your textbook.
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Preparing for Open Book Exams

Students seem to be partial to open book exams, perhaps because they seem less frightening and overwhelming. In this article, we take a look at the differences between — and benefits of — open and closed book law school exams. One of the most popular arguments against closed book exams is that lawyers — the very profession law students are studying to become — very rarely answer questions without doing a little research. People listen when lawyers speak, and often rely on their answers, so it is important to be completely confident in answers that are given to legal questions. Why should law school exams be any different? There are a few schools of thought on why closed book exams are not only helpful, but necessary in the proper development of an attorney.

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They sound awesome in theory , but in the end…only the strong survive., Law school exam tutor extraordinaire Lee Faller Burgess of Amicus Tutoring is back with advice on preparing for an open-book law school exam. If you missed her post on preparing for a closed-book exam , check it out, too.

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Many of you may have open book exams coming up. These exams may allow you to bring in your outline, a codebook, your textbook, supplements. You may be relieved knowing that you are going to be able to bring in everything you might need into the classroom. Well, let this be a warning to you, open book exams are definitely not easier than closed book exams. And in many ways they can be harder. Think about this for a moment. You are a professor grading a huge stack of exams.

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